it is better to light a single candle, than to curse the mess in your house

another unproductive weekend (well, except for reading the first actual book i hadn’t read before in a long, long time). having afterglow from hearts in atlantis, that feeling when you’re fresh off a marathon reading session and the characters and words and images are still with you.

i read so impatiently, so obsessively. i read ‘the stand’ in, i think, about eight hours (however i did not put it down — not to eat, or pee, or anything) (i mean, i did eat and pee, just did it with a book in my face). maybe it’s why i don’t read as much as i used to, it just eats my life. kind of like the internet, only it can be done lying on a couch all cozy.

mmm, babbling. so, i’m sure there are things i should have done for folks. i haven’t forgotten you, unless i have, and there’s nothing wrong with emailing me to remind me of stuff — i really am scattered as all heck. and the whole server move thingy was rather overwhelming, but still, that doesn’t excuse not getting, say, all the passwords done, or that last site i have to convert to MT (sorry Bob). *sigh*

and as with all good books, i find myself wanting to go back and re-read my favorite parts again; the impatient pace i set for finishing leaves not enough time to savor. so now, with the last bit of my waking weekend, that is exactly what i am going to do.

oh and one more thing. sadly, Gene Autry did not live to see his Angels win the series. i googled to find out when he died, (Oct. 2, 1998) and found this, his Cowboy’s Code

Never shoot first, hit a smaller man or take unfair advantage. Never go back on his word or a trust confided in him. Always tell the truth. Be gentle with children, the elderly and animals. Not advocate or possess racially or religiously intolerant ideas. Help people in distress. Be a good worker. Keep himself clean in thought, speech, action and personal habits. Respect women, parents and his nation’s laws. Be a patriot.


5 thoughts on “it is better to light a single candle, than to curse the mess in your house

  1. Hearts in Atlantis was a stunning book. It tied in so well with his other books…..have you read Black House yet? I have it in hardcover and would be willing to meet you halfway between your place and mine (in San Diego) to share it. That’s how much I want someone else to read and LOVE the book!

    I was even worse with The Stand. I still consider that to be one of the best books ever! I loved the uncut version…..

  2. me too, Linkmeister, me too.

    and Goddess? i will take your recommendation and pick up a copy at the used bookstore — with my car the way it is, it would be wiser to stay close to home…

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